Nikki announces some changes to The RIOT…

Nikki announces some changes to The RIOT…

Let me start by saying how much I love you all!

I’ve had the honor of being with each of you every morning for so many years on RadioU. You really are FAMILY to me ❤️

Here comes the tough part that I have been dreading to tell you. During this past year, I have been diagnosed with a very rare medical condition. In order to live a longer, healthier life, I need to make some changes – and those changes will affect my RIOT life. The doctors have been repeatedly telling me that I need to stop talking for hours every day, live in a better climate for my condition, and be closer to specialists. Sadly, this means that I must take a step back from my daily time with The RIOT. I will still continue my off-air work with RadioU, and I plan to come back to pop in on the show as often as I can!

I hope that you will continue to show Hudson and Isaia the love that you have shown me over these past many years. They are truly two of the greatest people, and they have been such a help and support to me. I could not have stayed on the show for as long as I have without them! Please continue to support RadioU as well. It really is LIFE to so many people – even including me.

Remember that although you won’t be hearing me every day, I AM NOT LEAVING RADIOU! I am still here. If you ever need anything or simply want to say “hi,” please email me at nikki[at]radiou.com or message me on social media @RadioUNikki ❤️

Deuteronomy 31:6
“Be strong and courageous”


Nikki’s final full morning on The RIOT was Friday, May 19, 2023.


  1. Rod Holaday May 28, 2023 at 4:39 AM

    All the best with your health. Thankful for the gift of laughs and commentary from your on-air time.

  2. Jordan Kutanon May 20, 2023 at 3:02 AM

    Hey Nikki

    So bummed to hear you leave,but understand what you gotta do. I just want to say thank you for encouraging others and myself when hard times happen. I practically grew up with you on the radio, some morning s to work, or just waking up, always making my morning good. Listening to you and the riot being examples of Jesus Christ, than the world..has encouraged me for years listening to you, Nikki

    Blessings to you

    Praying for the best for you. Praying for healing in your condtion, that you be healed up in Jesus name

    Will be looking forward to hearing about Florida and your recovery.

  3. Jae Dee May 19, 2023 at 9:33 PM

    Hey Girlie! Keep your head up! God’s totally got you! Psalm 46:5 says “God is with her. She will not fall.” I was a marathon runner, a busy super Mom and wifee, and an 8th grade teacher and had the world by a string. But, a RARE neuro-nerve disease brought everything to a screeching stop. I heard, “no more this, no more that..” and had to retire while my job was still fun. BUT, all those “can’ts are slowly turning into “cans. I’m closer to The Lord than I ever was! What a blessing!!! I read a GREAT BOOK called 1000 Gifts that taught me to see God’s face in the beauty of His creations. And I keep HOPE! I’ll be praying for YOU! Keep your faith strong!!! ❤️ Jae

  4. Caleb May 19, 2023 at 1:19 PM

    literally so sad to see Nikki leaving. I feel like I literally grew up with the RIOT in my life and now to see both you and Obi leaving is so crazy. God bless you on your next steps, I am so thankful for your servant heart being on the air for so many years and being a blessing to those who hear. Thank you for reflecting Christ so well.

  5. Owen May 19, 2023 at 10:58 AM

    You’re are a legend

  6. Randy May 19, 2023 at 10:57 AM

    Gonna miss your beautiful laugh and awesome personality but praying the changes help. Florida is a great state to live healthy in and really isn’t that far from Ohio.

  7. Michael May 19, 2023 at 10:23 AM

    Going to miss you on the show, but you’re doing what most don’t have the strength to do and that’s to step away when you need to. I pray God’s love over you and the guidance from Jesus to the doctors care. Take care, God bless, and look forward to seeing and hearing from you soon!

  8. Matt May 18, 2023 at 3:13 PM

    You are a legend at Radio U and one of the longest running mornings shows out there (in the crazy ever changing media world that’s a big deal). Your health should always be first so kudos to working on that and praying for your healing and recovery.

  9. Jessica May 17, 2023 at 7:38 AM

    So happy you are making this decision for your health. You are such a kind soul and I’ve loved listening to you for over a decade.

  10. Paul May 17, 2023 at 7:32 AM

    Much love from the UK Nikki, have enjoyed supporting and listening to you and Obadiah for years. Health comes first, nothing stays the same forever, onwards to the next chapter in your life. Much love to you and Eric. Stay Blessed, Paul x

  11. Todd May 17, 2023 at 6:32 AM

    Hi Nikki. Gonna miss you big time. You were here from the beginning for me, you & Obey. God Bless You Sweetheart. Thanks so much For Everything.
    Love ya’
    Yes, The GOAT !

  12. Michael May 16, 2023 at 1:37 PM

    Deuteronomy 31:6
    “Be strong and courageous”

  13. Alexis Reyes May 16, 2023 at 8:54 AM

    You are an essential component of The Riot success. But, all for the better of health. We wish you the very best and we’ll be praying for that miracle in your vocals and your health in general. Much love from Puerto Rico. I’m a huge fan since Obadiah was there with you. I know Hudson and Isaia will keep on doing an amazing job.

  14. naynay May 16, 2023 at 6:55 AM

    The GOAT of this show, we’ll miss U!

    • Michael May 20, 2023 at 9:42 AM

      Yes Nikki will be missed

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